Friday, April 20, 2007
Gyakuten Saiban Encyclopedia and Data Card
Gyakuten Saiban Douga (History and Image) DVD
Gyakuten Saiban 4 Special Edition Container
NCS will also include the bonus red GS headphones with every order.
Shirou Emiya is a wannabe sorcerer who has no knack for the ways of magic. Orphaned at a young age and adopted by a sorcerer named Kiritsugu Emiya, Shirou is nonetheless hopeless as mage. One day after cleaning his school's dojo, he witnesses a battle between two warriors named Archer and Lancer in the courtyard. Unbeknownst to Shirou at the time, his home city of Fuyuki plays host to a hidden war where sorcerers and their servants bout it out for ownership of the Holy Grail. Whomever holds the Grail is granted the power of wishes. The war takes place every six decades and has raged periodically for the past two centuries. As the story begins, a new war kicks off and Shirou finds himself embroiled in its carnage with a servant by his side named Saber. «more»
All preorders will ship today and we have surplus stock for new orders to also ship this afternoon.
Persona 3 Fes Append Edition is an adjunct to the original Persona 3 game and features a new chapter dubbed Episode Aegis. The new story follows the events after the conclusion of Persona 3. Please note that in order to play this game, you must first boot the original Persona 3 game and then swap it out with the Persona 3 Fes Append Disc to start the adventure. New features include an entirely new cinematic introduction, new Personas to use, new uniforms, and a hard mode for gamers who enjoy a good challenge. «more»
Booting up the game this morning, we enjoyed the cinematic introduction which features a blue-armored warrior fighting a massive red dragon. Upon starting an adventure, players may select the language - Japanese or English. The game also features improved graphics, the bonus dungeons from the Gameboy/Wonderswan versions of the game, and an entirely new dungeon dubbed "The Labyrinth of Time" which enforces a time limit within which you can explore its dank depths. Another bonus is an unlockable Yoshitaka Amano Art Gallery which contains beautiful color work from the artist who has provided the illustrations for the series. A bestiary and a BGM music player (unlockable) rounds out the feature set in the game.
Since we've played through the game a few times through the years, we're not going to play this one again this week but we'll give it a go in the near future so we can check out the updated sights and sounds. Early impressions are favorable - the graphics are delightfully crisp and bright on the PSP screen and the music is rich and resonant. One downside is the lack of analog control - only the d-pad is usable for movement. «more»
» Arkanoid - Grip the Wiimote and waddle it from side to side to control the Vaus as it reflects balls at blocks above. There's only one stage which is in the shape of a Space Invader.
» Kikikaikai Ninja - Take control of a shrine maiden garbed in red and white robes and shoot cards at spherical ghosts that pop out of nowhere to destroy them. Inspired by the coin-op of the same name.
» Soccer - Kick a ball by swirling the Wiimote around like a maniac. It'll blow past two defenders but get stopped momentarily by the green afro-wearing goalie. To get it past him also, swirl the Wiimote around to build power.
» Swan Shooter - A decent vertical shooter that's somewhat reminiscent of Danshaku. When you reach the boss, the warning text "CAUTION: A huge battle afro" appears across the screen. There's some challenging crossfire that the boss spits out along with a massive laser blast. «more»
Mario and Luigi are enjoying a lazy afternoon at their house when they hear the terrible news: Princess Peach has been kidnapped! The two brothers head straight for Bowser's castle to get her back, but Bowser is just as surprised about Peach's kidnapping as they are. At that moment, a strange top-hatted villain warps in and abducts everyone but Mario. The mysterious villain then forces Peach and Bowser to get married, creating a rift of dark energy that threatens to tear the universe apart. Only Mario can save the day ... but he can't do it alone.
The newest chapter of the Paper Mario story isn't just out of this world ... it's out of this dimension. What at first glance appears to be a 2-D side-scroller ripped straight from the stylized pages of the Paper Mario universe soon turns into a hilarious dimension-shifting platformer possible only on Wii. Players run through vibrant 2-D worlds, stomping on enemies and breaking blocks ... then, with the press of a button, they flip into 3-D. In the third dimension, they'll find hidden paths, battle foes and uncover secrets as they explore the previously invisible depth of the 2-D landscapes.